Tuesday, September 27, 2005 VOLUME 23, NUMBER 3

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FACULTY/STAFF NEWS

The work by Gloria DeFilipps Brush, professor, Department of Art and Design, is in the touring group exhibition “Innovation/Imagination: 50 Years of Polaroid Photography” at the University of Kentucky Art Museum in Lexington from October 16 - December 23, 2005.

Ken Gilbertson, Department of Health, Physical Education & Recreation, and Tim Bates, Department of Recreation Sports Outdoor Life, have published a book titled Outdoor Education Methods: Methods and Strategies, published through Human Kinetics.

Cindy Hale, NRRI, Lee Frelich, Dept of Forest Resources (UMTC), and Ken Gilbertson have received a $75,000 grant from the National Science foundation titled: “Minnesota Worm Watch: Educational Tools and Training for Non-Formal Educators on Exotic Earthworm Invasion.”

Gilbertson also received a $12,500 grant from the Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance to compile all research in environmental education in Minnesota 1990 - 2005 and to design a web link for access through the MNOEA.

Theodore Schoen, associate professor, Department of Music, has received a McKnight Presidential Fellow Award. Schoen performs with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and has played and toured with orchestras around the country and abroad as well as with world-renowned musicians from Ray Charles to the Moody Blues.

NRRI NEWS

Dean Peterson gave a presentation at for the Fifth Annual gOcad mining users meeting in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The title of his presentation was “Geology, origin, and distribution of Cu-Ni-PGE mineralization in the Mesoproterozoic Duluth Complex”.

MINNESOTA SEA GRANT NEWS

Cindy Hagley, environmental quality extension educator, gave an invited talk, “Water Quality 101,” at the Minnesota Association of County Planning and Zoning Administrators Annual Conference during September in Baudette.

Douglas Jensen, aquatic invasive species program coordinator, gave a guest presentation, “Aliens in Our Waters: The Silent Invasion,” during a Duluth Boy Scout Troop meeting at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in September.


MEDICAL SCHOOL NEWS

Dalibor Froncek, associate professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, presented a talk “Oberwolfach Rectangular Table Negotiation Problem”, at the 40th Czech-Slovak Conference GRAPHS 2005 in Budmerice, Slovakia.

Richard Leino, senior research associate, department of anatomy and cell biology, is a co-author on a research paper by Gerald Ankley and colleagues at the EPA Mid- Continent Ecology Division entitled: Reproductive and developmental toxicity and bioconcentration of perfluorooctanesulfonate in a partial life-cycle test with the fathead minnow. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 24: 2316-2324, 2005. PFOS is a chemical found in some fabric protectors that is unusually persistent in the environment.

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY, DULUTH

Ron Caple, professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will receive the UMD College of Pharmacy’s Faculty Recognition Award on October 8. He is the first faculty member chosen who is not on the CoP faculty. Ron is distinguished in many ways including being the adviser for ten percent of all CoP graduates during his years at UMD.

 

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